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School Governors

Northern Parade Federated School is a Kings Group Academy and as a part of a Multi-Academy Trust, the Governors of the school are delegated powers by the Trust Board to oversee governance at a local level, on behalf of the main Trust Board. The Local Governing Body also exercises the same responsibility for College Park Infants School, which is also a part of the Kings Group Academies.

The Chair of Governors is Hugh Whitaker (contactable through the school office).

As Governors, we aim to work in conjunction with parents, staff and other stakeholders of both schools to exercise a local form of governance that is responsive and reflects the voice of the community we serve.

The Local Governing Body is a team of people who work closely with the Executive Headteacher to make key decisions to enable the successful running of the school and ensure that it delivers high quality education.

Governors have a number of roles.  The three main ones are:

  • to provide strategic direction to the school.
  • to ensure accountability and in particular the safety of children and staff at the school.
  • to act as a critical friend to the Executive Headteacher.

Other roles cover: monitoring how the school budget is spent; forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship; setting and monitoring standards for pupils; setting the policy for admissions to the school; appointing staff and hearing appeals.

Governors come from all sections of the community, parents, business management and a host of other skills. All can offer extremely helpful expertise to the school, work as part of a team and give commitment to the school.  Although the role can be very demanding it is very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your community. 

Hugh Whitaker

Chair of Governors

Committee Membership
Name Role Date of Appointment Appointed By
Hugh Whitaker

Chair of Governors





Richard Hunter Executive Head Teacher 1/9/20 King's Appointee
Warren Beadell Headteacher 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Rachel Carlyle Headteacher 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Di Smith Trustee 27/9/2018 KGA Board Member
Kevin Chevis Pupil Premium/Catch-up funding 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Father Ben Weitzmann Safeguarding 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Steve Dowdell Sports Premium/Service Premium 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Debbie Harris Parent Governor 1/9/2021 King's Appointee
Paul Williams Staff Governor 1/9/2021 King's Apointee
Nigel Lelew Trustee 27/9/18 KGA Board Member
Zoe Martin

EYFS lead

31/1/19 King's Appointee
Sarah Stewart Personal Development Jan 2020 King's Appointee
Oliver Stone Curriculum/Quality of Education Jan 2020 King's Appointee


    PREVIOUS LGB GOVERNORS (2019-2020 & 2020 - 2021)

  1. Mrs D Anderson 
  2. Mrs J Litton 
  3. Mrs Y Light
  4. Mrs S Major
  5. Mr A Binyon
  6. Mrs J Chambers